Blue Wave Aquatics provides opportunities for adults to achieve success and build confidence in swimming at all skill levels through a variety of programs

Fee Schedule

Blue Wave Aquatics handles all swim team, swim lessons, and clinics payments through Club Assistant.

Swim Lessons

Blue Wave Aquatics offers USMS Learn to Swim for adults.

USMS registration is required for all swim lessons (please see below USMS Regiatration). Swim lessons register through Club Assistant. Once registered you may select the swim lesson program that best suits your needs.

Swim Team

New Swimmers

New swimmers are offered a one-week trial at no charge. If they decide to join, they must register with USMS and Blue Wave Aquatics team online. If a new swimmer joins after the 10th of the month, the first month dues will be pro-rated.


Membership with Blue Wave Aquatics allows you to decide how many times per week you will swim or drop in when it is convenient for you.

Membership includes over 20 professionally coached workouts per week, entry in swim meets through USMS, and sponsor discounts on swim equipment, swim suits and clothing.

Family Discount

Family discount is availabe for two family members (spouse, partner or adult child) living at the same address. The first family member will pay full rate and the 2nd swimmer will pay 75% of the normal rate. If rates are different for family members, the full rate applies to the swimmer with the highest rate. The family discount rate applies to Tri Time swim classes.

If you qualify for the Family Discount, please contact Patti at, the change will take effect starting your next billing cycle. If you have been looking for incentive to get someone else in your home to swim, this is your opportunity!

USMS Registration

Blue Wave Aquatics requires all members to register with United States Masters Swimming.

Registration with USMS is based on an annual subscription and includes access to their website, their magagazine and additional benefits found on their website. USMS provides our secondary insurance. Signing up for Blue Wave Aquatics and USMS is easy through Club Assistant.

Payment Options

  • Recurring credit / debit card is the preferred payment method. The monthly transaction will be made on the 1st of each month.
  • Cash or Check will continue to be accepted. Payments are due on the 1st of the month. If paying by check please make the check payable to Blue Wave Aquatics. Please mail checks to:

    Blue Wave Aquatics
    PO Box 24083
    Federal Way WA 98093.

    Optionally, you may give cash/check to Coach Wendy or the Treasurer. The other coaches will no longer accept cash or checks.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). New in 2015 eft is similar to a check, but funds are electronically transferred between banks. Select payment type of 'check' in Club Assistant if you plan to pay with EFT. A service, POPmoney is offered by BECU. Check with your bank to find out what service they offer. Please contact Judy at for the routing number and account number.

Late Payment Policy

Payments are due the 1st of each month. If payment is not received by the 15th of the month, a late fee of $10.00 will be assessed. If full payment is not received by the beginning of the following month, swimming privileges will be revoked. Invoices for all outstanding balances will be mailed the 10th of each month.

Update or Cancel Account and Refund Policy

NOTIFY Blue Wave Aquatics' Treasurer by email to cancel or change your account before the end of the month. Cancellations or changes will take effect the following month. Refund of monthly dues for serious injury, illness, or family emergencies only! Refunds require board approval and are not issued on punch cards.

Swim Lessons

Description Price
1 lesson per week $62.00

Swim Team: Standard Monthly Rates

Minimum - 1 swims per week $50.00
Basic - 2 swims per week $68.00
Unlimited - 3+ swims per week $80.00
Drop In Rate $15.00
Punch Card for 5 swims $65.00

Swim Team: Quarterly Rate

Quarterly payments must be paid with cash, check or EFT at the beginning of each fiscal quarter [January, April, July, October]. We also offer discounted annual rates. Please contact our Treasurer for more information.

Minimum - 1 swims per week $143.00
Basic - 2 swims per week $194.00
Unlimited $228.00

Family Discount

Family discounts are available for two family members living at the same address. Please see 'family discount' for detailed information about eligibility and how to sign up for your family discount! Examples below are for basic and unlimited memberships with 2 family members. Please contact our Treasurer to see how much money your family can save!

Dues Paid Rate Savings
1 swim per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $87.50 $12.50
Quarterly $250.25 $35.75
2 swims per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $119.00 $17.00
Quarterly $339.50 $48.50
Unlimited swims per week for 2 swimmers
Monthly $140.00 $20.00
Quarterly $399.00 $57.00

Private Lessons

Rates listed below are for a one hour private lesson. Instructor rate per hour: $60.00. If you are interested in private lessons with our Head Coach, please see the price grid below.

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Private Lessons (Head Coach)

Rates listed below are for a one hour private lesson. Instructor rate per hour: $100.00. If you are interested in private lessons with our Coaches, please see the price grid above.

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See our FORMS page for current written payment policy: Forms Page

Scholarship Fund

Blue Wave Aquatics offers a scholarship fund to swimmers in need of short term financial assistance. How to apply for the scholarship fund can be found on the Scholarship Fund page. All scholarship fund information is kept strictly confidential. All scholarship applications require Board approval.


Volunteer for Blue Wave Aquatics is a good way to keep monthly fees from increasing. Consider donating time / food / raffle items to PNA Champs in April, Swim Defiance in June and Last Gas of Summer in September.

Board Members

Board Members contribute a significant amount of time and effort to keep the team functioning and improving. At the 2009 Annual Meeting, the members voted to offer Board Members one free month of dues each year. The free month will be December, assuming that they have served on the Board the entire calendar year. In addition, the Treasurer, Webmaster, and Graphic Artist receive complimentary dues each month for the consierable time and effort they provide to BWAQ. The Newsletter Editor receives a 50% reduction in dues each month. Special dues for the Board Members, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster are used as an incentive to encourage qualified candidates to run for Board Member positions. If you are interested in being on the Blue Wave Aquatics Board, you are encouraged to attend board meetings and to let your interest be know to any Board Member or the Nominating Committee which convenes in October to identify candidates for the following year.

Privacy Policy

All information is confidential and on Club Assistant's secured network. We do not share or distribute information.